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Energy-Momentum in Different Frames


“Complete the table on the Handout.”


This SWBQ provides practice in using spacetime diagrams, and in converting 4-momentum between reference frames. Students will compute energy and momentum in different frames, and should therefore have a basic understanding of relativistic mechanics,

Wrap Up

  • Ask several students to present/defend their responses.
  • Demonstrate how the table can be completed using hyperbola triangle trig.

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